Tomas Tatar Hit With Player Safety Discipline After High Sticking Incident

The New Jersey Devils got back into their series with the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday in a high-scoring affair, with an 8-4 victory. But Devils winger Tomas Tatar comes out of the contest $5,000 lighter in the wallet, courtesy of a vicious-looking retaliatory high-stick to the head area of Sebastian Aho.

As noted by NHL Player Safety, the $5 grand is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. 

Tatar retaliated in the first period after being lightly cross-checked by Aho, spinning around and wielding his high stick. 

Aho paid his own price a bit later in the game, as he was called for cross-checking and roughing on Jack Hughes for a scrappy confrontation in the second period.

The Devils have a chance to knot the series at two games apiece Tuesday night in New Jersey.  

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